WWE NXT Report CALDWELL'S WWE NXT RESULTS 10/19: Complete "virtual time" coverage of NXT Season 3, Week 7 - another round of challenges and matches
Oct 19, 2010 - 9:56:47 PM
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WWE NXT TV Results
October 12, 2010 - Season 3, Week 7
Taped in Edmonton, Alb., Canada
Aired on WWE's website
By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
A reminder of the cast of Season Three of WWE NXT:
-- Rookie: A.J. Lee. Pro: Primo.
-- Rookie: Naomi. Pro: Kelly Kelly.
-- Rookie: Maxine. Pro: Alicia Fox.
-- Rookie: Aksana. Pro: Goldust. -- Rookie: Jamie Keyes. Pros: Bella Twins.
-- Rookie: Kaitlyn. Pro: Vickie Guerrero.
Immunity Standings after last week's show:
-- A.J.: 1 point
-- Naomi: 1 point
-- Maxine: 0 points
-- Aksana: 0 points
-- Kaitlyn: 0 points
Arena: NXT started with the usual intro video package before a full pyro explosion in the arena opened the show. Michael Cole introduced the show with the next elimination coming in two weeks. In the ring was Matt Striker to introduce the full cast of the five remaining NXT Rookies. On stage were Goldust and Kelly Kelly having a casual conversation apparently talking politics.
In-ring: Striker ran down the victories last week as Striker said they will have more and more Rookie competitions going forward for everyone to get a chance to earn points. Suddenly, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and Cole went nuts. Vickie approached Kaitlyn and asked her what she was thinking wearing "that." Vickie said she agreed last week to be the better person and re-commit to being her Pro. Her first order of business is addressing the look. She had a gift: a black hoodie. The crowd wasn't enthralled with this.
Maxine interrupted telling her to just hurry it up so they can move on with their lives. Alicia Fox interrupted from the stage to remind Maxine that she's her Pro, not Vickie. Alicia stepped into the ring and Vickie told Alicia that Maxine acknowledges her success in WWE. After some back and forth, Alicia offered a challenge to Vickie for a match right here, right now. It's Maxine vs. Kaitlyn, as Striker announced. Josh Mathews said someone made Striker the GM of NXT.
[Break. They crossed up the Smackdown plugs, running an ad for Rey Mysterio's Smackdown on Syfy debut vs. Del Rio. That was last week.]
1 -- KAITLYN (w/Vickie) vs. MAXINE (w/Alicia)
Back from break, Kaitlyn was sporting the C.M. Punk-style hoodie to compete tonight. Vickie and Alicia were wired for sound with headsets as they watched from the ring apron. Cole joked they found Smackdown's new announce team. Mathews just muttered under his breath that he doesn't know what's going on. Cole said it's the single worst segment ever. Maxine began tugging on Kaitlyn's sweatshirt, causing panic by Vickie. After several moments of silence, Mathews announced that Cole was taking a phone call. They cut to a shot of Cole walking away from the table to take the call. He motioned to the ring like he couldn't believe he was watching this. Cole handed the phone over to Chimel for some reason.
Back at the announce table, Cole revealed he was on the phone with his mom. Suddenly, Vickie was accidentally bumped off the ring apron in an awkward spot. Cole said there's a reason why they're on dot com. After a botched sunset flip attempt, Maxine rolled up Kaitlyn with a small package for the win. Kaitlyn, frustrated, yanked off the sweatshirt and threw it at Vickie.
WINNER: Maxine in 4:00. For argument's sake that they weren't intentionally trying to botch spots to give Cole and Mathews more opportunities to get over their "Mystery Science 3000" commentary style on NXT, it's an indictment of WWE's developmental system not having wrestlers ready for TV.
Cole said "recent politics" has caused WWE to be targeted by "negative attacks." He fed to the long-form video that aired on Raw hyping all of the big things WWE does, which, of note, has absolutely nothing to do with the criticism WWE has been faced with. Well, actually, John Cena gloating about WWE being 52 weeks per year with no off-season is a major point of criticism, which Cena reinforced in the video.
Announcers: Back to Cole and Mathews to plug the new campaign. Mathews told the audience to show the world the "power of WWE." Cole said he wishes he had power to cancel the show. Up next is a "Who's That Body?" contest apparently guessing the mid-section of WWE wrestlers.
In-ring: The Rookies were back in the ring with bullhorns to guess the body of each wrestler shown from the neck down. Naomi nailed the first one within seconds that it was Cody Rhodes. The next body was Kelly Kelly, which Naomi missed and Kaitlyn correctly answered. John Morrison's mid-section was guessed by A.J. Strike asked Cole to get up here and show his body, which drew boos. No one guessed #4 correctly. Eventually, Maryse was guessed.
John Cena was next. Aksana was given three choices and picked someone who was not one of the choices for the unintentional laughter on the show. Kaitlyn 2, A.J. 2, Naomi 2. This continued on again. Maxine eventually scored Kozlov. Cole told Striker to go home. The final body was Melina, which Naomi scored to win the contest with three points.
Still to come: Bella Twins vs. Naomi and Kelly Kelly in potentially the most random match ever generated by the Random Match Generator.
Announcers: Cole plugged the Bragging Rights PPV on Sunday night, focusing on the Raw vs. Smackdown elimination match. Also, Orton vs. Barrett for the WWE Title. They rolled footage on the Cena-Barrett feud turned forced alliance, beginning at Hell in a Cell when the hopes of all kids were dashed when Cena lost to Barrett.
Announcers: Back to Cole and Mathews, who talked about Goldust proposing marriage to Aksana last week to solve her deportation issues. Backstage, Goldust held the Million Dollar Title while whispering to Aksana. He said he knows the proposal was a bit out of the blue, but just think about the immigration problems being out of the way. Goldust said they'll be married in two weeks. He said there's only one thing left to make this official. He pulled out a ring and handed it over to an excited Aksana. They began cuddling on the couch before Goldust stood up and wished her look in her competition.
In-ring: The next competition is a limbo contest. Cole and Mathews were indignant. Two refs held the pole and they cued up "Limbo Rock" by Chubby Checker. Cole and Mathews used the bar to create analogies to how low the bar has been lowered for the show. Striker corrected Aksana's form as the announcers made conversation about their flights home. Kaitlyn was the first one eliminated. A.J. was next. This continued to drag on for a while. Goldust was distraught that Aksana was eliminated next. Maxine was eliminated next, giving Naomi the win. Another victory for her tonight. Mathews noted Naomi didn't have to attempt the lower bar, while Maxine did, giving her a tainted win. Cole said he doesn't care. They cut to break.
[Break. Now, they plugged Orton vs. Kane in a free giveaway of a top champ vs. top champ this Friday on Smackdown.]
2 -- BELLA TWINS vs. KELLY KELLY & NAOMI
Cole said he can't believe Naomi went on Twitter saying she could take him out. He said no one knocks Wolf Blitzer on the stories he covers. The Bellas started things off working over Kelly, who eventually tagged in Naomi. The crowd chanted for Goldust as Naomi went to work on Brie. Suddenly, a pier-six brawl broke out when the Bellas thought Naomi was working stiff in the ring. Nikki messed with Naomi's hair, then went to work on Naomi as Kelly looked for a tag from the ring apron. Nikki showed aggression dropping Naomi on her head before tagging Brie in. Naomi then broke out of the Bella corner before Nikki yanked her down from the outside. They pulled the switcheroo, which now has a name of "Twin Magic," to score the pin on Naomi. The Bellas celebrated the win as Brie sold that she was a bit thrown by her sister's attitude.
WINNERS: Bellas in 5:00. And your breakout star of the show: Nikki, for tapping into her heel persona from last year that the announcers completely forgot about. Decent match with the Bellas working well to make it seem like a realistic competition for a match victory. (*1/4)
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